Fish

Brandade de Morue captures the clean taste of the sea

Brandade de Morue captures the clean taste of the sea

Brandade de Morue, or Bacalao, is often served as an hors d’oeuvre or tapas all over the Mediterranean on a piece of toast or stuffed into a small tomato.  But this creamy garlicky puree of salt cod and potatoes, with its salty deep sea taste,  […]

Squid with Black Pudding Stuffing

Squid with Black Pudding Stuffing

This is totally a Jamie Oliver recipe and one of the reasons I love his food.  The simply delicious combination of squid with black pudding stuffing and a sticky cherry tomato sauce can’t be beat.  It may seem strange to combine meat with squid but […]

Turkish Spiced Hake with Yogurt Sauce

Turkish Spiced Hake with Yogurt Sauce

The Turkish Spiced Hake with Yogurt Sauce came about because I wanted to change up the cooking of fish and be a bit more adventurous with the flavors.  I came across a recipe by David Tanis that I had been meaning to try using halibut […]

Five Easy Fish Recipes for the New Year

Five Easy Fish Recipes for the New Year

We all know we should be eating more fish and now with the excess of the holidays behind us it’s the perfect time to broaden your repertoire of fish recipes with these Five Easy Fish Recipes for the New Year. The Dover Sole with browned […]

Salmon Fillets with Mandarin and Ginger

Salmon Fillets with Mandarin and Ginger

The citrus and ginger combination kick up the taste in this dish of Salmon Fillets with Mandarin and Ginger from the wonderful cookbook Citrus by Catherine Phipps.  If you can’t lay your hands on mandarins I have used an orange or tangerine as a substitute.  […]

Grilled Dover Sole with Brown Butter Sauce and Capers

Grilled Dover Sole with Brown Butter Sauce and Capers

Grilled Dover Sole with Brown Butter Sauce and capers is a simple but sublime dish that takes very little time to prepare or cook.  You must apply your full attention to both the grilling of the sole and browning of the butter.  All it takes […]

Smoked Haddock Omelette

Smoked Haddock Omelette

This simply delicious smoked haddock omelette is beyond easy and ready in 30 minutes from start to finish.  Just add a green salad and dinner is sorted!  I keep smoked haddock in the freezer so it is always on hand.

An Easy, Elegant Christmas Dinner

An Easy, Elegant Christmas Dinner

I know many of you are in the throes of planning Christmas dinner and probably wishing for an easy, elegant alternative to roast beef or turkey.  Don’t get me wrong I love a good roast with all the trimmings but it is a lot of […]

Scallops in Sabayon Sauce

Scallops in Sabayon Sauce

Pierre Wynants, former chef at Comme chez Soi restaurant in Brussels, is a dear friend of Adrienne’s and I share his recipe for Scallops in Sabayon Sauce from the book, Cooking with Adrienne, during the Food For Thought 2017 campaign in his honor. The name […]

Pasta, Pesto and Shellfish

Pasta, Pesto and Shellfish

To support the Food For Thought 2017 fundraising campaign for FTD dementia, here is one of Adrienne’s favorite summertime recipes – Pasta, Pesto and Shellfish – from the book Cooking with Adrienne.  Do you know someone who is caring for a dementia patient? Many caregivers […]

Sauce Parisienne…Old School or Retro Cool??

Sauce Parisienne…Old School or Retro Cool??

  I recently had to replace my copy of Mastering The Art of French Cooking because the spine had split  and the pages were falling out.   While flipping through my shiny new copy I came across a sauce Adrienne and I had never made: […]

Simple Sea Bass with Sauce Vierge

Simple Sea Bass with Sauce Vierge

We all know we should be eating more fish.  Especially after the holidays most of us are feeling a bit over indulged.  But many people feel that cooking fish can be troublesome: there is the smell, and the bones and the not overcooking it.  And […]

Mousseline de Saumon or Salmon Mousse

Mousseline de Saumon or Salmon Mousse

Adrienne made these lovely menu cards for many of her dinner parties in the late Sixties and Seventies.  As I looked through them I noticed there was a salmon dish that appeared regularly but which Adrienne and I had never made together: Mousseline de Saumon. After a bit of […]


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